When I practiced Nutrition, it was always fun to watch diabetic clients walk in with a big smile on their face. They couldn’t wait to show me their numbers and report the reduction – or elimination – of drugs.
To me, it was business as usual since diabetes is easy to reverse in 30 to 90 days – naturally. To the person who thought they would be on meds the rest of their lives, however, it was downright exciting.
My clients generally were willing to do whatever it took to get well. They surprised their doctors with the change in numbers, and most told them to keep doing what they’re doing. The interesting thing is that just a few of the doctors asked them WHAT they were doing that produced such great – and rapid – results.
According to the American Diabetes Association and mainstream medicine, “Diabetes is a chronic disease that has no cure.” Millions of people all over the world are told that diabetes is a condition they have to live with the rest of their life.
Really? Savvy medical doctors, nutritionists, scientists, and even the media are reporting that Type 2 diabetes is a completely preventable and reversible condition, but only if we change our lifestyle and diet!
The U.S. has the highest rate of diabetes in the developing world!
Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the immune system attacks the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. The damage to the pancreatic cells leads to reduced ability or complete inability to create insulin.
Some of the common causes that trigger this autoimmune response may include a virus, GMO organisms, heavy metals, vaccines, or foods like wheat, cows milk, and soy. While Type 1 Diabetes is rarely reversed, it can be better managed with dietary changes.
I recently read about a study in Milan, Italy, where researchers found that individuals with Type 1 diabetes have an inflammatory signature and microbiome that differs from what we see in people who do not have diabetes, or even in those with other autoimmune conditions such as celiac disease. Some researchers have theorized that the gut may contribute to the development of Type 1 diabetes.
This is no surprise to me. Natural health advocates have been aware for some time that gut inflammation is at the root of most disease.
While this type is more common in adults, type 2 diabetes increasingly affects children as childhood obesity increases. Type 2 is generally the result of obesity, poor diet or lack of exercise, leading to the metabolic syndrome. These people make insulin, but their cells don’t use it as well as they should (insulin resistance). At first, the pancreas makes more insulin to try to get glucose into the cells. After time, it can’t keep up, so the sugar builds up in the blood instead.
Prediabetes occurs when the body does not respond properly to the hormone insulin and therefore cannot keep blood glucose (sugar) levels within a normal level in your blood. Your blood sugar is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough to be diabetes. Most who have this condition don’t even realize it – if they did, it could be treated with diet and exercise.
A number of drugs have been linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes:
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